I wish to extend my sincere sympathies to the family of Manfred Rommel. I had the good fortune of meeting Mayor Rommel and his wife when they visited St. Louis in 1978. I was a detective with the St. Louis Police and I was assigned to escort Mayor Rommel & his wife as they visited various St. Louis dignitaries. The day started out at the Busch mansion at Grant's Farm and ended with a voyage on the Mississippi River on Harry Pope's yacht. In between I was able to have lunch with the Rommel's at the St. Louis Art Museum. What struck me at the time was how kind both of them were and how freely Mayor Rommel spoke of his father and of his days during WWII. He spoke of great hope for the future of Germany and Europe in general. While I have been fortunate to have met many "famous" people over the years, my day with Manfred Rommel & his wife was one of my fondest. May he rest in peace. He certainly made the world a better place.
MATT.5:6 "HAPPY ARE THOSE HUNGERING AND THRISTING FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS,SINCE THEY WIIL BE FILLED."....SINCERE CONDOLENCE..
My sincerest condolences to the Rommel family for your loss. The World has lost a truly great representative of the German people, a man worthy of respect. I have the greatest admiration for him and his achievements. Best wishes to you all from here in Australia.
To the Family of Manfred Rommel:
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved family member! He served his family and his country well. He leaves a good legacy of service! God bless him!
I'm so sorry for your loss and send my condolences.Act24:15 promises of a sure ressurection to come,where you will see your loved one again. May knowing that comfort you during this moment.
Sorry to hear of this loss to the Rommel family. The good side of this story is two good men are united under god's watchful eye again. Field Marshall Rommel and his son.
PLEASE REST IN PEACE AND I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF GRIEF.I RESECTED YOUR FATHER AND UNDERSTAND HE HAD A DUTY TO PERFORM FOR HIS COUNTRY.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
To the Rommel family & friends. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and help you. I am so proud of your father the Desert Fox that he tried to get rid of that monster. He proved that there were many great German people who didn't agree with the madman! God bless the German people!
We are so sorry for your loss and hope that you find comfort in knowing that Manfred was highly respected by his colleagues and greatly appreciated by the people he served. May the peace of God that excels all thought be with the Rommel family as you mourn your loss.
Rest in peace. Your father was a great man and although we never got to meet you we have articles and pictures of your dad who is related to my husbandvia his mom r, s rommel. God bless!
So sorry to hear of his pasing, my husband is related to gen., rommel through his mom being a relative.rest in peace!
As a member of the protocol staff of HQ USEUCOM from 75-79, I often witnessed social interactions between Manfred Rommel and Gen Patton --- both of who seemed to sincerely love their fathers. I recall particularly a social at the home of Gen Robert Huyser (DCINC for HQ USEUCOM) in which Adm Ruge' (former Naval aide to Rommel and first CNO to Germany after the war) stepped into one of their conversations by saying "No, No, Boys, let me tell you what really happened". The room full of guests went still and we held up dinner for 15 minutes while Adm Ruge' provided the background and detail. Although this event took place almost 35 years ago, I can still recall vividly the love of parent and deep yearning of each man to better understand the parent they had lost early in life. Honorable men never truly die -- they live on through the memories of others.
Would have loved to speak to manfred.im probally the only condolence with tha same last name.My name is ROBERT ROMMEL.My dad was william rommel,he past in 2008 at 83 he always said a distant relative cousin to gen r. im still looking but it dosent matter to me.My dad was a tank driver in ww2 he was in Italy and France.he was firing in one direction while relative was firing in other direction.how strange.sometimes you do just what your ordered to do.my dad always said Gen r. would have been a hero on this side.but so be it.Well i know there are not too many old timers left.My parents are gone all my brothers are gone im 59.so i dont know if Manfred has relatives alive but im so sorry for you deep loss.It had to be really tough going thru life with a really tough tragity at such a yound age.i lost a brother when i was 9.and Manfred was 15.hope fully i'll be able to see gravesite in future.untill then again sorry for your loss Robert (BOB) Rommel firstname.lastname@example.org Phila. Pa.19114
Manfred Rommel, your picture tells me your life was not an easy one. But you weathered the "storm" and found a way to serve your fellow countrymen/women. I wish you an easy passing. Rest in peace.
Ruhe in Frieden, Herr Rommel
Mein Beileid an die Familie Rommel während dieser traurigen Zeiten. Möge Gott euch seinen Frieden und Komfort.
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort surround you with his tender mercy during this sad time. (2 Cor 1:2&3)
RIP Manfred. I first me Manfred in 1994 in Stuttgart and he was so friendly,kind, and caring. He had such a great sense of humor and we joked much about our mutual Swabish heritage. I will never forget his joke about our Grand Canyon. Over the years, Manfred and I exchanged birthday and Christmas cards as he never forgot his friends. I had a distant relative he lived with the Rommel family when Manfred was growing up. My most memorable moment was the day Manfred took me to Herlingen, a surburb of Ulm, to visit his father's grave. Thank you, Manfred, for being a good friend and for sharing your kindness and hospitality with an American friend. I want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to Manfred's family.
To the family
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort provide you with the strength needed to cope with your loss.
A kind and gentle man has died. He served his city with courage and honor. I've witnessed US soldiers waiting to shake the hand of Germany's great WWII Commander.
My late sister was stationed in Germany...our uncle served with Audie Murphy..sister told me Manfred was a great fellow as she had met ...while there ten yrs
Rest in Peace Manfred, as a student of History I have always held your Father in deepest respect. May the Peace of the Lord be with your family.
Losing a loved one in death can be very hard please except the comfort from God's word, it does give so much comfort that one needs.
Wir sind sehr traurig uber diesen Verlust. Gott segne die Familie Rommel. You are in our prayers.
I actually had the chance to meet Mayor Rommel as a soldier, during his "Meet the Mayor" program for incoming soldiers to the Stuttgart area, I will forever be grateful for the historical knowledge he provided to me personally. R.I.P Sir.
Mayor Rommel was kind enough to host lunches and tours for newly arrived American soldiers and their families in Stuttgart. In the late 1980s, my wife and I attended one such event, and had the honor of his dining at our table. An honest-to-goodness friend to America and Americans. Our deepest condolences to his family and to the people of Stuttgart.
Condolences to the family for their loss. We were stationed in Stuttgart, Germany from 1977-1980 while Herr Rommel was Mayor. Also, General Patton, son of THE General Patton was my husband's Commander AND life long friends with Herr Rommel. We saw them together in a Memorial parade while stationed in Stuttgart. Also, General Patton would, without notice, drop in on my husband, (at that time, Cpt J. Smith), to see how things were going. Our prayers for peace and comfort to the Rommel family are being sent. Also, we were friends with Herr Rommel's nephew here in Sacramento, CA who worked at the very Sacramento Depot that General Rommel's soldiers were POWs. General Rommel told his soldiers to be gentlemen and respect their captors. The story from the employees who worked at the Sacramento Army Depot (formerly known as the Sacramento Signal Depot) would tell you that General Rommel's soldiers were very respectful. Some of those POWs later came back to visit their captors. Speaks a lot to General Rommel. Rest in peace, Herr Rommel. Col (rUSA) Jack and Christine Smith
The Birgel family is sorry for the Rommel family's loss
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that God feels your pain and wants you to draw close to Him. (James 4:8)
Unsere aufrichtiges Beileid aus Amerika. Our prayers are with your family.
Herr Bergermister Rommel was a great Friend of the American Soldier.
When he was the Mayor of Stuttgart; he always made time on his busy schedule to talk to soldiers and their families. He will be greatly missed.
Charles J Butts; US Army; CSM (Retired)
My condolences to the family and may you look to the future with confidence when death, sorrow and pain will be no more but eternal life in a peaceful new world will prevail.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Like his father, he was a gentleman and a credit to his country.
My wife and I were just in Stuttgart 2 weeks ago and I remember seeing him there in 1996 when he retired as Mayor of the city. My father lost 2 cousins serving with his father in Libya during WW11 and I have always had enormous respect for both the Field Marshall and his son Manfred. My condolences to family member. Donald Pauley, South China, Maine USA
in God's care rest in peace
Rest in peace Mr. Rommel. I visited your city many a time during my military service. The German - American program was very effective and I truly enjoyed the time I spent living and working with the German people. Godspeed.